Is a Meal Delivery Service Right for You?

Let’s face it: we all lead busy lives! We have professional and social obligations to manage, our kids have hectic schedules, and chores around the house can pile up. These responsibilities leave little time for things like meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking. On some weekends, I’d rather spend my extra time with friends and family than taking the time …

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FREE Services Offered by Louisiana Colleges

Ready for some real groundbreaking information that you’ve definitely never heard before? Okay, here it goes: college is expensive. Before you say, “Thanks Captain Obvious,” just know that there’s a method to my madness (although I have captained a boat a time or two during my fishing adventures). The common stereotype about college is that everything about it is expensive. …

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How to Prepare Your Taxes this Year for FREE

I think it’s safe to say that most of us are happy to finally see a new year. I love the feeling of a fresh start, and I always look forward to setting my sights on new goals! When it comes to planning exciting adventures for the new year, filing my taxes isn’t necessarily at the top of that list. …

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Shopping for Makeup on a Budget

If you’re a makeup enthusiast like me, it’s easy to blow your entire month’s budget on the newest makeup products on the market. There’s just something about opening an eyeshadow palette the day after you get it or getting a compliment on that new nude lipstick that just makes life seem a little sweeter. If you’re looking for ways to …

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Pelican Member Story: Swantje Harvey

Here at Pelican, our members are our number one priority. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of our members, and that’s why we view each and every one of them as part of the family. One thing that brings us so much joy is hearing heart-warming stories and comments from our members about how Pelican truly …

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Student Loan Deferment: Everything You Need to Know

As a credit counselor here at Pelican, one of the topics I help members with the most is student loan debt and how to manage it. According to a report by Forbes, there are 45 million borrowers in the U.S. who collectively owe nearly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt. Yes—TRILLION! The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act …